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If you’re moving to Ellicott City, you’ll be glad to know that we have some of Maryland’s best restaurants right here in town. From informal Italian restaurants and Irish pubs to good, old-fashioned American fare, you’ll find your next favorite restaurant soon after moving into your new home.

7 Can’t-Miss Restaurants in Ellicott City

While there are dozens of great restaurants in town (and just outside of town), these are seven of the most popular:

  1. Manor Hill Tavern
  2. Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant
  3. The Trolley Stop
  4. Stella Notte
  5. Honey Pig Restaurant
  6. The White Oak Tavern
  7. La Palapa Grill and Cantina

Here’s a closer look at each.

Manor Hill Tavern

Manor Hill Tavern
3733 Old Columbia Pike
The Manor Hill Tavern, a brewery-owned restaurant serving timeless American classics, is a wonderful place to stop in and have a quick bite or share an evening with friends. This local hotspot, owned by the same people who own Victoria Gastro Pub and Manor Hill Brewing, features an eclectic and varied menu that includes brick oven pizzas and daily specials.

Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant

Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant
8293 Main Street
Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant is known for being the perfect place for date night. The restaurant itself occupies a 19th-century home, and you can order French country fare in its comfortable, intimate setting. Most of the menu makes use of locally grown produce and meat. Tersiguel’s is an excellent place to celebrate a special occasion or create your own special occasion.

The Trolley Stop

The Trolley Stop
6 Oella Avenue
The Trolley Stop is a rustic eatery and bar that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting. Located in a former tavern that once served as a trolley stop and made it through Tropical Storm Agnes (though you can still see a high-water mark above the packaged goods door), this is the perfect place to dine or host a private party. (Try the stuffed mushroom caps – you won’t be disappointed!)

Stella Notte

Stella Notte
8809 Baltimore National Pike
Casual and fun, Stella Notte dishes up hearty entrees and one-of-a-kind brick oven pizzas. You can also enjoy Stella Notte’s martini bar. Known for market-fresh fish, their signature dish Chicken Stella Notte, and some of the best lasagna you’ll find in the state, this restaurant also offers vegetarian dishes, create-your-own pasta, and a kid-friendly menu that offers a little bit of everything.

Honey Pig Restaurant

Honey Pig Restaurant
10045 Baltimore National Pike
The Honey Pig Restaurant is a local chain (you can find their other locations in Annandale and Centreville, Virginia, as well as Germantown and Rockville, Maryland). Typically described as high-energy, this barbecue place has exactly what you’re craving. You can find all kinds Korean BBQ on the menu, as well as bibimbap, soups, dumplings and japchae.

The White Oak Tavern

The White Oak Tavern
10030 Baltimore National Pike
The White Oak Tavern has been a local favorite for years. With menu offerings that feature local, seasonal and sustainable meats and produce, the exquisite foods and beers you’ll find here are exceptional. In fact, everything they make is made from scratch and in-house, so you’re not going to experience anything like it elsewhere.

La Palapa Grill and Cantina

La Palapa Grill and Cantina
8307 Main Street
You’ll love the traditional Mexican fare and full bar at La Palapa Grill and Cantina – and you can even enjoy live mariachi music on the weekends. This charming restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday, serving the freshest and highest quality Mexican cuisine. Featuring all-original recipes for things like ceviche and mole to tacos, enchiladas and burritos, La Palapa is definitely a great place to dine with friends and family or when you’re flying solo.

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